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Thank you!

Thank you to members to making YUFA a strong voice for 1,650 faculty, librarians and archivists, and post-doctoral visitors at York University. YUFA is the most effective when members participate and act with solidarity. Please consider becoming involved in YUFA committees and activities. Please also consider attending collegial fora such...

Glendon members invited to second Town Hall on Restructuring

Following a well attended town hall in early January, YUFA is holding a second town hall scheduled for February 1st at 11:30am-1pm as requested by Glendon members to continue discussion about next steps in light of the Employer's continued restructuring efforts.  At this town hall, YUFA members at Glendon can...

Call for nominations for Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)

1. Call for Nominations for CAUT Standing Committees Nominations can be made by filling out the Standing Committee Nomination Form. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2024. CAUT is committed to equity and encourages nominations from: Aboriginal peoples; women; racialized academic staff; academic staff with disabilities; and lesbian, gay,...

Welcome back!

YUFA extends warm wishes to all members as the Winter term begins. YUFA thanks all members who voted in the YUFA Officer Election in December. YUFA is grateful to the members who ran for office. The results of the election are available on the YUFA website here.   The current collective...

YUFA collaborates with unions on campus

YUFA continues to work together with other unions on campus on shared priority issues, including health and safety, relations with the Employer, and collective bargaining. YUFA, along with other unions, is disappointed that the Employer continues to contend that there is little money for unionized employee compensation, especially retroactive pay...

YUFA Officer Election Results 2024-2026

Below are the results of the election for YUFA Officers for the term June 1, 2024, to May 31, 2026 term (with the exception of the 2023-2025 Chief Steward vacancy). Candidates' names in boldface indicate persons elected and ratified. YUFA extends its sincere appreciation to all those members who ran...

Employer response to YUFA counterproposal on retroactive compensation

The employer has provided an initial response to the counteroffer that YUFA and other unions recently made in regard to retroactive compensation for 2021-23.  The response indicates that the Employer will consider next steps once 2024 has begun. YUFA will share the full response from the Employer once it is received...

YUFA invites all members to a town hall on restructuring and "voluntary" transfers

In light of letters that all Glendon YUFA members recently received regarding "voluntary" transfers to new units organized in four new Departments, YUFA is organizing a town hall on January 11, 2024, at 11:30am. This Town Hall is designed to be a space where YUFA members in Glendon can discuss these changes...

YUFA Executive Committee discusses proposal for a School of Medicine at York University

At its meeting on Dec. 8, 2023, the YUFA Executive Committee discussed the proposal to establish a School of Medicine. The senior administration of the university is seeking approval from the provincial government for such a school. The Executive Committee reviewed the shortcomings identified by the Auditor General of Ontario...